Importance of Education
Name – Akaansha Bengali
Profession – Baking
Designation – Owner
Organisation – Akaansha’s Homemade Cupcakes
Age – 21
City – Mumbai
Work Experience (Years) – 5
Under-Graduation – B.A, Mumbai University
Please give us a summary of your Career.
My job is mainly related to baking, I bake cupcakes (mainly), cakes, cookies etc. I have always loved baking, and some day, I would love to be a successful chef. I have spent about 5 years in this job, along with which I completed my graduation. After these many years, I want to do this full-time. Usually, I bake Christmas cookies in the Christmas season when the demand is high. Some days, when I think that business is not going well, I keep a weekend workshop on baking for all age groups. In the coming future, I would really like to open my own baking school and teach young kids about baking.
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as owner of Cupcake (Baking) Business
Well, when I was doing my graduation, I had a very busy life. I had to manage my studies along with the cupcake business. It was not easy but I managed to do it at the end of the day. Baking always seemed like a break from the studies and exams. Now, that I recently finished my graduation, I plan on expanding my business and opening a store. Since the investments for that would be huge, I will be working harder and saving money for the future. Doing this full time would not be an easy job. There is a lot of risk of failure, but I think that it would be totally worth it.
Average Income in Baking Profession in the current scenario
Starting out/Fresher – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
All 7 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
What are the different ways of entering this profession?
Good baking skills are what a person needs to start such a business. While you can get a degree for this profession, it is not a prerequisite.
How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work is
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
Importance of Education in Your Profession
Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Education not required
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in your Profession?
First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to be organised and stick to plan
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organised
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details
A person in this profession, or who wants to be in this he or should know how to tackle problems and never give up on their dream easily. There are many risks in this field regarding failure etc. and only with sheer determination can one become successful. This also means you need to have a lot of patience as your business will grow gradually.
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join the Baking Profession?
Baking started as a hobby and get-away for me. I was 15 years old when I baked my first batch of cupcakes. This job might not provide me with a lavish lifestyle, however, I know that in the coming future, I would not regret this decision. I am glad that I have planned to do something that I love, that my parents support as well. Staying at home and baking for an income provides me to work in my own comfortable environment and I can lead the simple life that I want to.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in the Baking Profession?
Every business has its own pros and cons, which is why people prefer a more secure job in an IT firm than this. There is a huge risk of failure. If this business does not turn out to be as good as I think it would, I would not have anything much to do with my future. I have invested about five years in this, and I can still say that I am unsure about completely depending on it. Being a cupcake business, the earnings actually depends on what month is going on. You might earn more during Christmas and New years as compared to the rest of the year.
Recognition in your Profession
What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Neutral
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Neutral
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
General Information of your Profession/Business in Baking
What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
May be Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?
I would still pick the same profession.